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Meet Dr. Kim Ross

My Story

My passion for improving health began after I had a car accident in 2002. I approached my care with the traditional medical model as this was all I knew, and it resulted in minimal improvement. I explored alternative medicine with chiropractic care, massage therapy, and professional-grade supplements. This is when my healing and my journey towards nutrition and functional medicine began.

 

​I did the only thing that made sense to me which was to learn as much as I could. Initially, this was to help myself. Following my accident, I noticed many small and large changes starting to occur in my health. I gained weight, became easily fatigued, my digestive tract seemed easily disturbed, even by some healthy foods, and, at times,  my hormones seemed to have a mind of their own!​

 

My curiosity eventually turned into a career path. I worked for a professional supplement company, became certified as a nutrition counselor, and then formalized my nutrition education by earning a Master's Degree and pursuing Functional Medicine training at the Institute for Functional Medicine. I have earned a Doctor of Clinical

Dr. Kim Ross

Nutrition, hold the national credential as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and I am a licensed/certified dietitian nutritionist in 4 states (NY, IL, OH, and FL). ​

 

Even after my education and career shift in nutrition, my personal health journey was not free of concerns. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in 2010, which allowed me to learn the profound impact diet can have on this condition. In 2021-2022, I underwent two hip surgeries, including a total hip replacement (yup, my right hip that I am sitting very comfortably on is all titanium!), while also getting COVID twice! While I enjoyed many years of being able to manage hormone-related symptoms naturally,  in 2023, I underwent a hysterectomy and partial oophorectomy.

Why am I sharing all of this?  Because I get it!  I understand how illnesses can change your mood, sleep, desires for food, and impair your ability to be active. I also know how to support the body nutritionally during these times to allow your body to heal.

 

My auto accident led me to my true calling in life, which is a career in nutrition. However, my health experiences have refined my calling and further defined it to the specialties I focus on in clinical care. My personal journey and ability to relate to what you are going through make me a stronger nutritionist for you.

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My Experience

Education and Certificates

  • Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN), Maryland University of Integrative Health

  • Masters of Science (MS),  Applied Clinical Nutrition, New York Chiropractic College

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Utica College

  • Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS®)

  • Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CNKS)

  • Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) in New York

  • Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) in Florida, Illinois, and Ohio

  • Institute For Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)

  • Certified Life Coach

  • Certified First Line Therapy® Lifestyle Educator

Outside of Clinical Care

  • Symphony Natural Health | Director of Scientific Communications

  • Symphony Natural Health Institute | Board Member

  • Board for Certified Nutrition Specialists | Credential Council Member

  • Board for Certified Nutrition Specialists |  Preapproved CNS SPE Supervisor

  • Sonoran University of Health Sciences College of Nutrition  | Adjunct Faculty  | Educating future nutritionists

 

Publications

  • Minich DM, Ross K, Frame J, Fahoum M, Warner W, Meissner HO. Not All Maca Is Created Equal: A Review of Colors, Nutrition, Phytochemicals, and Clinical Uses. Nutrients. 2024;16(4):530. Published 2024 Feb 14. doi:10.3390/nu16040530

  • Hayes SK, Manongi S, Ross K. Concentrated Gelatinized Proprietary Phenotype Formulation of Lepidium peruvianum (maca) Positively Impacts Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Dysmenorrhea, and Hormone Levels for Fertility Optimization: A Case Report. Gynecol Obstet Open Acc 2024;8: 177. https://doi.org/10.29011/2577-2236.100177

  • Fahoum M, Ross K. An Integrative Approach for Improving and Managing Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): A Case Report. Curr Res Cmpl. 2023; Alt Med 7: 211. doi.org/10.29011/2577-2201.100211 

  • Ross K. Improvements in Premenstrual Syndrome, Primary Dysmenorrhea, and Menorrhagia with Natural Therapies: A Case Report. Curr Res Cmpl Alt Med. 2023: 7: 207. doi.org/10.29011/2577-2201.100207

  • Ross K. Psychobiotics: Are they the future intervention for managing depression and anxiety? A literature review. Explore (NY). 2023;19(5):669-680. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2023.02.007

  • Ross K. Nutritional management of surgically induced menopause: A case report. Womens Health (Lond). 2021;17:17455065211031492. doi:10.1177/17455065211031492

  • Ross K, VanNortwick M. Managing mood-related symptoms utilizing diet, targeted nutrient supplementation, and lifestyle changes: A case series. Explore (NY). 2022;18(5):591-600. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2021.09.006

  • Ross K, VanNortwick M, Dragone D. Innovative therapies for mood disorders: A case report. Explore (NY). 2021;17(3):208-212. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2020.03.011

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